Background/Purpose: Parkinsons Disease affects 1% of the general US population and 4% of the population over 80 years old1. Medications are only partially effective2 and do not slow disease progression. Effective PT interventions do exist, but these have limitations as well. Exercise has been shown to decrease symptoms and may slow disease progression3,4, but compliance with an exercise program is challenging in this population. This literature review was performed to investigate the effectiveness of Adapted Argentine Tango in treating Parkinson's Disease and counteracting some of the difficulties encountered in PT intervention implementation for this population. Case Description: The patient was a 75 year old female with Hoehn & Yahr stage 2 Parkinson's. Outcomes and Discussion: The research does support Adapted tango as an intervention program for Parkinson's Disease, with mostly mid-level evidence. Tango appears to be as or more effective compared to an individual exercise program5, and more effective than no intervention6. Advantages it has over an individual exercise program include socialization aspects and enjoyment of the activity for its own sake; many individuals prefer to do exercise involving music, other people, and new skill development, and to be able to move more than they can independently.
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Parkinson Disease, Rehabilitation, Meta-analysis, Dance Therapy, Exercise Movement Techniques
Davis, Susan L.. "The Effect of Argentine Tango on Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease." (2015). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/dpt/124